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Economics, Business and Environment

Unfortunately, as we currently do not know how the coronavirus will progress globally in the coming months, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the University of Groningen Summer Schools 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience this exceptional situation may cause. Hopefully we will see you next year instead. Stay safe and healthy!

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Corporate Governance and the Effectiveness of Boards

The aim of this summer school is to discuss the strength and weaknesses of research pillars and their contribution to our understanding of how boards are formed and how they work in order to effectively perform their roles.

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Creating a Climate for Change

This summer school on sustainability education aims to share exciting and develop new ideas through series of participatory and interactive workshops.

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Curating Art and Nature. The Knowledge of the Curator III

We will focus on the increasing interest in curatiorial projects that cross the boundareis between art and nature.

Data-Driven Prevention Policy in Public Health

Join this unique interdisciplinary two-week summer school in public health in which we cross the national borders. We will discuss the public health challenges of the future and learn the value of observational data for public health policy during hands on research sessions.

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Exploring Entrepreneurship

Explore entrepreneurship research, its theories and research methodologies to better understand entrepreneurship and how it may contribute to dealing with the big challenges of our lifetime.

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Financial Inclusion and Sustainable Growth

This summer school will discuss the major developments regarding research on financial inclusion. It will shed light on how financial inclusion can induce sustainable growth, with explicit attention to African countries.

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Human Rights and Global Health Challenges

Non-communicable diseases, mental health and climate change are three main global health challenges. Learn how human rights and domestic law can be used as a response to address these issues.

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Illicit Trade

This unique summer school pierces the vale of secrecy around these issues and teaches students about illicit financing and trading; not only through theory and book study, but by learning the actual practices and techniques criminals, terrorists, and dictators use to obscure their profits and evade accountability for their actions, and the corresponding techniques to counter them.

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Mining industry, CSR and Local Development

We will focus on the local perspective, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and ecnomics of mining in Tanzania. We will have lectures and field visits, and will advise local parties.

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Sustainable Business and Economy for Smart Cities

This summer school will focus on building capabilities and business strategies for Smart Cities, focussing on Angola, where food, housing, transport, health & safety require a sound thought process on answering key questions.


Society, Environment, Transportation and Space (SETS)

The aim of the summer course is to develop an understanding of the ways the Netherlands, considered by many as "The Gateway to Europe", deals with economic, environmental and settlement challenges.

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Sustainable Landscapes - The Wadden Experience

Through multi-method sustainable landscape analysis the UNESCO World Heritage Coast of the Wadden Sea Region (The Netherlands, Germany and Denmark) will act as a living lab with lectures, research, fieldwork, debates and workshops.

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Youth, education and work in (post-)conflict areas

We will discuss how issues around youth, education and work play a role in (post-) conflict areas, especially in Colombia.

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